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City of Gautier motions to table saggy pants ban

A motion to table the ban passed 4-2 on Tuesday night. (Photo source: WLOX News) A motion to table the ban passed 4-2 on Tuesday night. (Photo source: WLOX News)
GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) -

At a Tuesday night city council meeting, the City of Gautier motioned to table the saggy pants ban, pending more information. 

The motion, which passed 4-2, came after several council members expressed concerned about the ban.

Council members noted that the ban is a slippery slope on freedom of expression. The City of Gautier Police Chief Dante Elbin says he fears the ban may be stepping on constitutional rights, and recommends further research. 

“Am I for the issue of having an ordinance in reference to these issues of public indecency, absolutely I am. My concern is the issue of overreaching by authorities into constitutional issues," said Elbin.

Tune in Tuesday night at 10, and Wednesday morning for more details regarding the motion. 

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